Posts Tagged ‘New Ways Ministry’

Faith and transgender meet: US Catholic bishops’ bold step

Monday, March 4th, 2024
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In an unprecedented move, over a dozen US Catholic bishops convened at St Louis University in January for a private meeting aimed at deepening their understanding of transgender people. The meeting sought to understand the challenges transgender people face. It included discussions with transgender individuals, their families, theologians, medical professionals and church ministry workers. The Read more

Pope Francis meets with US LGBT group previously denounced by Vatican

Thursday, October 19th, 2023

Pope Francis met Tuesday at his residence with leadership from the US LGBT organisation New Ways Ministry. The group had previously been denounced by both the US Bishops’ Conference and the Vatican’s doctrinal office for causing confusion on sexual morality among the Catholic faithful. It’s unclear what the topic of the meeting was. The organisation Read more

Bishop laments religion role in contempt for LGBT people

Friday, June 17th, 2016

In the wake of the Orlando killings, a Florida bishop has lamented the role religion has played in breeding contempt for the LBGT community. Bishop Robert Lynch of St Petersburg wrote on his blog in reaction to the killings of at least 49 people and injuring of 53 more by gunman Omar Marteen in an Read more

Vatican sources deny gay-rights group had VIP treatment

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Vatican sources are denying that an American gay-rights activist group received special treatment at a papal general audience last week. The Associated Press and Reuters reported that New Ways Ministry received VIP treatment and were given tickets to be in the front row of the audience. The group said this contrasted with previous occasions when Read more

Gay rights pilgrims get VIP treatment at papal audience

Friday, February 20th, 2015

A group of United States gay and lesbian Catholics was given VIP treatment at a papal general audience in St Peter’s Square on February 18. Fifty members of New Ways Ministry, which ministers to homosexual Catholics and promotes gay rights, made a pilgrimage to Rome. Their requests for VIP seats at the weekly audience were Read more